We are looking at several chances of precipitation this week. A few rain showers expected Tuesday, but not a “washout”. Steadier precipitation arrives late Wednesday night into Thursday and Friday….while most of that will be rain, some sleet and freezing rain is expected during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday and the early morning commute.
Despite increasing clouds, it will be a dry night.
LOOKING AHEAD: Unsettled Stretch
Our first round of showers for the week will arrive during the morning on Tuesday and end during the early afternoon. It’s not a lot (less than 0.10″ of rain for most), but under mainly cloudy skies, the day will be damp and gloomy at times. Highs will reach the mid 40s.
It will dry out throughthe afternoon and evening before another round of showers Wednesday morning. Just like Tuesday, these look minor–light rain for a short period during the early part of the day.
The time frame we’re most concerned about is late Wednesday night (after midnight) into early Thursday morning when temperatures could be cold enough for a period of sleet and/or freezing rain, which could make for an icy early AM commute, especially northern suburbs
THURSDAY MORNING FORECAST
THURSDAY AFTERNOON As the morning goes on, temperatures are expected to warm enough for a change to a cold rain by afternoon and evening